Greg Hunt announced as Sussan Ley's replacement as Health Minister.

By Stephanie Anderson

Greg Hunt has been named Australia’s new Health Minister as part of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s fourth reshuffle since taking the top office.

Mr Hunt has taken over the role from Sussan Ley, who resigned from the Cabinet last week amid an ongoing expenses scandal.

Mr Hunt will also take on the role of Sports Minister, previously held by Ms Ley.

Mr Turnbull praised Mr Hunt’s “policy, analytical and communication” skills.

“He is ideally suited to take on the very important, critically important front line portfolio of health and sport,” he said.

Mr Hunt took over the industry, innovation and science portfolios from Christopher Pyne in July, bringing an end to almost a decade working in the environment portfolio.

As well as a variety of environment-related shadow roles, he has previously served as environment minister, acting cities minister, parliamentary secretary to the foreign affairs minister and parliamentary secretary to the environment minister since being elected in 2001.

Last year, he was awarded the inaugural Best Minister in the World award at the World Government Summit hosted by the United Arab Emirates.

The four-day trip for the summit cost taxpayers more than $32,300.

Mr Hunt also made international headlines in 2014 after telling the BBC he used Wikipedia to research climate change.

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